A committee of Parliament in Ottawa has joined the Canadian campaign to save Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 from threatened closure in Michigan.

“The Government of Canada may take legal action,” said a report released Thursday by the House of Commons Special Committee on the Economic Relationship Between Canada and the United States. The committee includes members of all political parties.

“Invoking the 1977 Transit Pipelines Treaty or the provisions of any other relevant international agreement, as well as filing an amicus curiae brief in U.S. federal court litigation, could assist in resolving the dispute,” the committee said.

Enbridge vice-president Vern Yu praised the Commons committee for encouraging government action. 

“The stakes could not be higher....